It’s Wednesday, and That Means (Mostly) Open Stream, Except for Our Summer of Love Entry and Our Tribute to Jerry Garcia, August 12, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Wednesday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and that means a (Mostly) Open Stream day. I say mostly because we do have some priorities.

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Here’s Wednesday’s line-up:

All Day    (Mostly) Open Stream

Streaming 25,000+ songs all day long. Your chances of hearing a song more than once is remote, to say the least.

5:00 p.m.  The Best of The Summer of Love! Strange Days by The Doors   NEW!

The Doors had two releases in 1967. One was already our Album of the Week. This is their second album.

8:00 p.m.  Tribute to Jerry Garcia: The Grateful Dead Live at The Boston Music Hall

Jerry Garcia was born on August 1, 1942, and he passed away on August 9, 1995 at the age of 53. Today in his honor we replay a Live Dead show from the Boston Music Hall on June 9, 1976.

This is a great day to spend with #BecomeUngovernable Radio. Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Who said that?

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Joni Mitchell Live at Red Rocks, The Dead Live in OK City, and Farewell to “Surrealistic Pillow” on Saturday, June 20, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a fine music day today, not too little programming and not too much to hinder the flow of 23,000+ songs on a continual 24/7 cycle.

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Here’s today’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane

The Airplane approaches its final landing for this cycle. On Sunday, there’ll be a brand new Album of the Week, so enjoy Surrealistic Pillow while you can!

6:00 p.m.     Joni Mitchell Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Colorado (1983)

I have seen Joni Mitchell in concert more than once, most notably during her Court & Spark Tour when she traveled with Tom Scott & The L.A. Express. I have never considered her a ‘warm’ person; she sometimes had attitude with her adoring crowd. I feel the same way about Van Morrison, having seen him more than once also. But brilliant? Absolutely no question. Some days they took themselves too seriously, but their  music? That should be taken very seriously.

10:00 p.m.   Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at Zoo Amphitheater, Oklahoma City, OK, September 25, 1985   NEW!

The world’s most famous jam band. The ultimate road band. They’re back for another spin with Live Dead. This week, coming to you from Oklahoma Put on your tie dye and light up a fatty. It’s a fucking Grateful Dead concert.

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Perfect for today. (And actually, every day.)

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Lucinda Live at The Fillmore, Episode 3 of “The Inner Sanctum,” and Volume 2 of Badass Guitarists Debuts on Monday, May 18, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s another Monday in fucking paradise! It’s looking dreary here, but the music is outstanding!

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Here’s your Monday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Lucinda Williams Live at the Fillmore!

Lucinda Williams always said she’d rather play multiple nights at the Fillmore than play in an arena. She was definitely at her best in this venue.

4:00 p.m.    Badass Guitarists, Volume 2: Various Artists   NEW!

Duane Allman, Mike Campbell, Jimmy Page, John Fogerty, Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Andrew Gold, and Bonnie Raitt, among others…

7:00 p.m.    Episode 3, The Inner Sanctum: Death Has Claws   NEW!

Spend a half hour or so getting your inner fear on with the new episode of The Inner Sanctum.

It’s Monday, a tough day for everyone. So, why not tune us in?

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Echoes From the Canyon, Our Weekly “Live Dead,” Final Airing of our Album of the Week, and Happy 70th to Mike Campbell on Saturday, February 1, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! The big news is that we celebrate the 70th birthday today of Tom Petty’s sidekick, Mike Campbell. And we celebrate in style with a great play list.

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Here’s your Saturday line-up:

Album of the Week: It’s a Good Night For Singin’ by Jerry Jeff Walker

We bid a fond farewell to this Jerry Jeff Walker gem. Tomorrow we choose a new album.

2:00 p.m.      Echoes From the Canyon: Various Artists

The birth of the California sound we’ve come to know and love.

6:00 p.m.     Tom Petty & Mike Campbell: The Heartbreakers’ Dynamic Duo

Today we pay tribute to Mike Campbell on his 70th birthday, a very important cog in the Heartbreakers’ wheel. Not only was he Tom Petty’s songwriting partner, but he’s one of the best damned guitarists in the history of rock music. And he is about to release his first album with The Dirty Knobs in March. We’ll be all over that one.

10:00 p.m.    Our Weekly “Live Dead” Episode: Dick’s Picks, Volume 32

Tune us in. You will not regret it. I swear.

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Mostly Open Streaming but With a Twist Today, September 25, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Well, we’re still open streaming, sort of. But today, we must celebrate the life and work of Robert Hunter, fabled lyricist for the Grateful Dead, who passed away yesterday at the age of 78.

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10:00 a.m.   Dylan and The Dead

4:00 p.m.     The Grateful Dead “Live” From Boston’s Music Hall 1976

Enjoy your day by pulling up a tab and logging in!

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Programming for Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here is your special programming today from #BecomeUngovernable Radio!

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10:00 a.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Steely Dan

Great tunes from one of the most innovative bands ever in rock music with their sleek, jazzy sound.

1:00 p.m.      War With Russia? 

Chris Hedges speaks with Stephen F. Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at Princeton University about the dangerous game we are playing by reviving the Cold War.

4:00 p.m.     Alison Weir: Against Our Better Judgement

The founder of the If Americans Knew Blog talks about how the United States participated in the creation of the State of Israel at the expense of the Arab world. (Following this blog is highly recommended.)

8:00 p.m.     The Grateful Dead, Live From The Boston Music Hall (June 1976)

Our first presentation of the ultimate road band, Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. This show comes from the hallowed halls of The Boston Music Hall, which has long since turned its identity over to the corporate world (unfortunately). The memories remain, however, as I spent many hours of my youth there seeing some great bands.

Tune in today to #BecomeUngovernable Radio!